Standard Respirator Testing Procedures

Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of Particulate Filter Penetration (PAPR)

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Determination of Exhalation Resistance

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Determination of Exhalation Valve Leakage

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Determination of Qualitative Isoamyl Acetate (IAA) Facepiece Fit Test

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Determination of Inhalation Resistance

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Determination of Air Flow For Powered Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of Leakage of Drinking Tube and Accessories for Respirator Facepieces

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Determination of Silica Dust Loading Test for Powered Air-Purifying Respirator Filters

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Determination of Noise Level Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirator With Hoods or Helmets

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Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters

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Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canister(s)

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Carbon Monoxide Service Life

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Determination of Chlorine Service Life

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Determination of Chlorine Dioxide Service Life

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Determination of a-Chloroacetophenone (CN) Service Life

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Determination of Ethylene Oxide Service Life

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Determination of Formaldehyde Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Formaldehyde Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters

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Determination of Formaldehyde Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Hydrogen Chloride Service Life

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Determination of Hydrogen Cyanide Service Life

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Determination of Hydrogen Fluoride Service Life

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Determination of Hydrogen Sulfide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Hydrogen Sulfide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters

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Determination of Hydrogen Sulfide Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Mercury Vapor Service Life

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Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters

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Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canister(s)

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Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters

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Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canister(s)

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Determination of Phosphine Service Life

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Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters

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Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges

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Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canisters

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Determination of O-Chlorobenzylidene Malononitrile (CS) Service Life

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for P100 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for P99 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for P95 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for R100 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for R99 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for R95 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for N100 Series Filters Against Solid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for N99 Series Filters Against Solid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for N95 Series Filters Against Solid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of End-of-Service-Life Indicator Drop

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Determination of End-of-Service-Life Indicator Visibility

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Determination of Nitrogen Dioxide Service Life

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Determination of Facepiece Carbon-Dioxide and Oxygen Concentration Levels – Tight Fitting, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, With the Blower Unit Running

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Determination of Facepiece Carbon-Dioxide and Oxygen Concentration Levels – Tight-Fitting, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, With the Blower Unit Off

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Determination of Air Flow Resistance – Breath-Responsive, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of End-of-Service-Life Indicator (ESLI)

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Particulate Respirator Qualitative Fit Test Utilizing Saccharin or Bitrex Solutions

Page last reviewed: September 21, 2021